Neighborhood Notes – 7/29/14

Free Crime Prevention Presentation – Tonight!

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IMPD Community Day – This Wednesday!

Come show your support for the IMPD East District and have a great time with the community!

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National Night Out Events

Family Night Out

Join Near Eastside residents and friends at Englewood Christian Church for an evening of carnival games, prizes, free food, and fun! The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. Family Night Out is a participating event in National Night Out!

More info available on the Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/402329446574790/

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10th Street Night Out

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Emerson Heights NNO

EHCO NNO

 

Bosart Brown NNO

Join your Bosart-Brown Neighbors in taking a bite out of crime.

National Night Out is an event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhood is organized and fighting back!

FREE ENTRANCE!

Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, courtesy of Eastside Community Baptist Church, have fun and get to know your neighbors!

Don’t forget to bring a dish of your own!

More info on their Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/810463808966718/

 

Fall Soccer SignUps

The Near East Soccer Alliance Fall Season is open for registration.  Practices begin Saturday, August 23rd.  Games begin after Labor Day.  More info and registration is available on their website http://neareastsoccer.com.  You can also find info on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/neareastsoccer

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 Sister’s Comfort Food Grand Opening

The soft opening is over for Sister’s Comfort Food and they are celebrating their new business.  Come and join them Friday August 8th for some great home cooking!

Sisters Grand Opening

 

Feast of Lanterns Volunteers

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Volunteers are needed for the Feast of Lanterns!  If you’d like to help out, head on over to VolunteerSpot to sign up for a shift.  No job is too big or too small!

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for NESCO Feast of Lanterns – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/b8JD2N
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Megan Fetter 808-2336 or mfetter@jhbcc.org and she can sign you up manually.

2014 Feast of Lanterns Band Line Up!!!!
3:45-4:30 – Kyle Billingsley
4:45-5:30 – Chris Dance and the Holy Echo
5:45-6:35 – Deadbeat Sailors
6:50-7:40 – Silver Dollar Family Band
7:55-8:45 – The ‘Rents
LANTERN LIGHTING
9:15-11:00 – The Bonesetters

Neighborhood Information available at http://nescocommunity.org

 

Neighborhood Notes – 7/15/14

Near Eastside Story Slam

The latest Story Slam is happening THIS Friday night at Tin Comet Coffee!

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School Starts August 4th

IPS OPEN ENROLLMENT MAKES SIGNING UP FOR SCHOOL EASY

The start of school is fast approaching, and we’re excited to be welcoming both new and returning families to Indianapolis Public Schools. Students and families, here’s what you need to know to make your enrollment process easy.

Keep these dates and times in mind:

Monday, July 14
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 17
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, July 18
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 19
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 20
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, July 21
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 24
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, July 25
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information on what you need to take with you to enroll, items that needs updating and everything else, head to the IPS website.  http://www.ips.k12.in.us/2014/07/10/open-enrollment/

LA INSCRIPCIÓN ABIERTA DE IPS HACE LA SUSCRIPCIÓN PARA LA ESCUELA MÁS FÁCIL

El comienzo del año escolar se acerca rápidamente y estamos muy emocionados de dar la bienvenida tanto a las familias nuevas como a las familias que regresan a las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis. Estudiantes y familias, esto es lo que usted necesita saber para hacer su proceso de inscripción más fácil.

Mantega estas fechas y horas en su mente:

Lunes, 14 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Martes, 15 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miércoles, 16 julio
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Jueves, 17 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Viernes, 18 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sábado, 19 julio
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Domingo, 20 julio
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Lunes, 21 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Martes, 22 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miércoles, 23 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jueves, 24 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Viernes, 25 julio
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

LISC Small Business Loans

LISC is now able to provide loans to small businesses owners, veteran-owned enterprises and businesses locating in under served neighborhoods.  Through the Community Advantage program, LISC will administer loans up to $250,000 to finance working capital, inventory, equipment, business acquisition, real estate development and tenant improvements that help small businesses thrive.  Created by the U.S. Small Business Administration to spark the growth of businesses in under served areas, LISC is one of a few lenders with a national license to offer loans via Community Advantage.

LISC is collaborating with its investment affiliate,  the New Markets Support Company (NMSC) to provide small business loans. Applications will be accepted by LISC’s NMSC throughout the Greater Indianapolis area.  NMSC has provided over $700 million of commercial loans and investments to distressed urban and rural communities.

LISC Indianapolis has already administered loans through its New Markets Support Corporation subsidiary including the conversion of The Foundry building in Indianapolis, now home to a real estate firm, an internet car dealership and a cafe.  [HOTLINK to The Foundry Article? Insert picture]. Learn about the LISC Small Business Loans by contacting Mary Los, Vice President of Small Business Lending  – mlos@newmarkets.org / 312 697-6152 or  Rachel McIntosh at rmcintosh@lisc.org or (317) 454-8488 to learn more about LISC’s SBA lending.

More information about LISC can be found on their website – http://www.liscindianapolis.org

Paramount School of Excellence – KaBOOM! Event

Nathan’s Famous is on a nationwide mobile tour which will incorporate promotion of the KaBOOM! mission and goals along the way.

·         Date: Tuesday, July 22 from 12:00-2:00pm

·         Play Day: Nathan’s Famous will host a “play day” on PSOE’s campus and would love to invite your summer students, families, and community members to attend. The “festival” type play day will include carnival games, food tastings, giveaways and more all provided by Nathan’s Famous.

·         NASCAR: Nathan’s Famous will be donating sets of four tickets to four children and their families to attend the NASCAR race on the 27th.

http://www.nathansfamous.com/happenings/mobile_tour

Englewood Community Cleanup Day

    

Community Cleanup THIS Saturday!  Neighbors will meet at Englewood Church parking lot at 57 N. Rural in the parking lot and walk to the site of the proposed Oxford Place Senior Apartments.  The cleanup will run until around noon.

Foundation East BoxaBonanza

Foundation East presents BoxaBanza, a public art and place making project taking place on the 2014 Indy Do Day (Oct. 2-4). Area Indianapolis artists will pair up with Near Eastside neighborhoods to transform existing traffic signal boxes along public corridors into works of art representing the vibrancy of these communities. In a perfect world, Foundation East would have the funding and manpower to transform every signal box within the Near Eastside into a work of art. This is not, however, a perfect world. Therefore, BoxaBanza will focus on 5 neighborhoods within the Near Eastside and provide matching funding to provide full-color vinyl wrap for up to 15 traffic signal boxes. To be considered for BoxaBanza, please submit this application by July 31, 2014.

Application

BoxaBanza Neighborhood partners will be notified by August 4th regarding their acceptance.

If selected as a neighborhood partner, Foundation East will coordinate work between area artists, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, and other community organizations to transform the traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood into place making works of public art. Foundation East will also work to provide the funding and materials needed for the painting of traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood.

Please read through the following information to learn more about BoxaBanza. (Note: if you are super antsy and just want to get to the application, click your way through to Page 3).

Questions? Contact Foundation East at artfunddream@gmail.com or through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FE1159

Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58 New Student Registration

Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 is having Student Registration
July 21st through July 30th from 9:00 to Noon, and from 1:00 to 3:00.

Please remember that you are required to bring the following documents with you to enroll a child:
Original birth certificate (no photocopies)
Proof of residence: a current utility bill or lease with the family’s address printed on it
Picture ID for the guardian enrolling a student
Immunization records
If you do need to update your student’s immunization, you can take advantage of free immunizations offered at the Back-to-School Family Day on Saturday, July 26, at the Marion County Public Health Department at 3838 North Rural.

On Sat. August 2nd there will be a Back to School Event for parents and students in the gym from 10:00 to 11:30. 

Caulk of the Town – NEAR

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We now have Caulk of the Town sign-up forms (for individuals and teams) on our website. Now is the time to put together a volunteer team from your work, neighborhood, friends, or church for this October 25 event. Now is also the time to encourage others to join with us in this community weatherizaton event. Here is the link: http://www.nearindy.org/projects/caulk-of-the-town  We are also still welcoming sponsoring organizations; if you or yours would like to sponsor, please let us know.

Near East Open Doors Tour

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Neighborhood Home Tour Opens Doors to Homeownership

Saturday, August 16
11am – 3pm
East 10th St. & Dorman St.

If you’ve ever wanted to see inside the historic homes or the shiny new contemporary houses going up around the Near Eastside, now’s your chance.

Next month, NEAR is partnering with a cluster of local developers to host the first ever Near East Open Doors Tour—a tour of Near Eastside homes that span the spectrum of pricing, neighborhoods, and styles. We’re out to prove that—historic or modern, affordable or affluent—the Near Eastside has homes for anyone looking to settle in a great community near downtown, near developing trails, wooded urban parks, interesting shops and eateries, and robust educational options.

But don’t feel like you have to be in the market for a new house to join the fun. Anyone is welcome to see all the great homes and experience the community the Near Eastside offers.

More info here:  http://www.nearindy.org/near-east-open-doors-tour/

The Neighborhood Project

How is your neighborhood changing?

By Andrea Muraskin | Jul. 01, 2014

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Is there a story in your neighborhood waiting to be told?

This is your opportunity to help shape news coverage of the place you live.

My name is Andrea Muraskin, and I’m a freelance journalist. I’m working with 90.1 WFYI News on a new initiative we’re calling the Neighborhood Project. We’re using the PIN to learn about changes in Indianapolis neighborhoods from the people who make this city their home.

In the questionaire below, we’re looking for trends, concerns and points of pride. Most of all, we want to know about changes: good, bad, and in between. After submitting your answers, you may be contacted for more information and perhaps an interview.

Stories generated by this project will air on 90.1 FM and be shared on wfyi.org and via social media. We can take comments until August 31, 2014.

Contact information you share on this form may be used by WFYI and other news organizations that are members of the PIN to contact you with future queries. It will not be used for advertising or fundraising purposes.

Thank you for your input!

Submit Stories Here

IMPD Community Day – New Date!

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Feast of Lanterns Volunteers

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer for the Feast of Lanterns Festival happen August 23rd, please contact Megan Fetter mfetter@jhbcc.org or 808-2336 for more info.  You can also check the Feast Facebook page for more details as they come about.  https://www.facebook.com/IndyFeast

Potential Volunteer Positions Available:

Sell Tickets for Food

Bathroom Patrol

Trash Patrol

Sound/Entertainment Liaison (all event position)

Lantern Hanger

Lantern Teardown

General Set up/Tear Down

Tent Liaison (all event position)

 

Neighborhood Meetings and Events

For more information about Neighborhood Meetings and NESCO Events – Please go to the NESCO website http://nescocommunity.org

Neighborhood Notes – 7/1/14

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit

The next neighborhood summit is next week!

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Directions to Shepherd Community Center

Just in case you’re not familiar with where to go at Shepherd, here’s a map to help you out.

Be Aware of State Fireworks Laws

Use Caution and Be Safe

With the fireworks season in full swing, Indiana citizens and retailers are being reminded of a new state
law governing the use and sale of fireworks. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Fire &
Building Safety division urges Hoosiers to play it safe when using fireworks this summer.
In 2006, an estimated 9,200 people were injured by fireworks in the United States and had to be treated
in a hospital emergency room according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
“When handled by professionals, a fireworks show may look easy, but each year they cause injury, death
and property damage because of misuse and accidents,” said Jim Greeson, State Fire Marshal.
In March of 2006, Governor Mitch Daniels signed a new law that will help fund important public safety
programs around the state, such as firefighter training, through the collection of a 5-percent safety fee
on the sale of all fireworks. The law also includes requirements regarding where and when consumers
can set off fireworks, as well as requirements for structures where fireworks are sold.
“Hoosiers need to remember that restrictions are in place regarding the use of fireworks, as well as the
possible penalties for violators,” Greeson added. “We want to stress the personal responsibility of each
fireworks consumer. Obey our laws, follow directions for safe use and apply common sense.”

Fireworks law provisions:
Fireworks may be used only on the user’s property; or on the property of someone who has
consented to the use of fireworks; or at a special discharge location.
Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older and children may possess
or use any kind of firework only when an adult is present.
Penalties for violating the fireworks law can range from a Class A misdemeanor up to a Class C
felony in the case of the reckless or intentional use of fireworks that results in a person’s death.
On Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and New Year’s Eve, fireworks may be discharged
from 9 a.m. to midnight. Any other day of the year fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Local laws may further affect fireworks use.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows that in 2006, approximately 1,300 people were
injured by fireworks. In addition, approximately 1,000 people were injured by sparklers and 800 by
bottle rockets.
The IDHS Fire & Building Safety Division recommends Hoosiers check the fireworks they purchase to
ensure they contain the following information: Class “C”

Consumer Fireworks
1.4 g   “If you find a package that you cannot read because it is in a foreign language, it says Class ‘B’ fireworks,
or 1.3 g, we strongly encourage you to call the CPSC hotline (800-638-2772),” Greeson added.
Facts (According NFPA statistics)
Approximately 95-percent of all fireworks are produced in China.
In 2006, 49% of emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 46%
were to the head.
55% of the 2006 fireworks injuries were burns, while 30% were contusions and lacerations.
One-third of the people injured by fireworks were under the age of 15.
The risk of fireworks injury was two-and-a-half times as high for children ages 10-14 as for the
general population.
Sparklers, fountains, and novelties alone accounted for 28% of the emergency room fireworks
injuries in 2006.

If you choose to use fireworks, the IDHS Fire & Building Safety Division suggests following these
important safety tips:
Preparation
Obey local laws, including ban of fireworks due to drought.
Buy fireworks from a reliable, licensed dealer.
Read and follow all directions.
Do not alter any fireworks or attempt to make fireworks.
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Safety glasses are recommended for the person lighting or nearby the fireworks, such as a
helper.

Location and Conditions
Keep a fire extinguisher, water supply, hose or bucket of water nearby.
Use fireworks outdoors, never indoors.
Use in a clear, open area.
Keep spectators a safe distance from the show.
Be cautious of lighting any fireworks during strong wind conditions and light fireworks with
prevailing wind blowing away from the spectators.

Fireworks Use
Don’t allow children to handle, play with, or light any fireworks.
Designate one person to ignite fireworks.
Light only one firework item at a time.
Never attempt to re-light, alter or fix any fireworks.
Never smoke when handling fireworks.
Drinking alcohol and using fireworks do not mix.
Never aim, point or throw fireworks at another person.

Pets and 4th of July

1. Know when fireworks will be happening and how they’ll impact your home.Contact your local municipality to find out when your area is likely to have fireworks. Mark the dates on a calendar so that you can keep track of when to ensure your pets are cared for. If you know or suspect that the fireworks will be heard at your house, take the precautions outlined in the following steps.

  • Check that your pets’ ID tags and microchips are in date; mark the calendar when renewal payments are due and be sure to make the payments. If your pet does go running off during fireworks events, it’s much easier to be able to identify its ownership with these features.
  • Fireworks upset pets as a result of the noise, smell of sulfur, and flashing lights.

2.  Desensitization of noises helps to prevent a phobia of loud noises, use a cd like Sounds Scary, well before the firework season, or after the event.

3.  Prepare the house. The house becomes your pets’ safety zone, so it’s important to prepare it properly.

  • Keep some lights on. Keeping a light on will calm your pet and make him feel more secure, rather than being scared in a dark room.
  • Dampen the noise. Close the curtains in the room and, if your animal is a caged one, cover up the cage in a thick blanket, but make sure it is breathable so your animal doesn’t suffocate. This will also help to stop the flashes of light affecting your pet.
  • Plan to use familiar sounds to drown out the noise of the fireworks. Music from a stereo or turning on the TV are likely familiar sounds that can sooth your pet. Just make sure not to play these sounds ridiculously loud as they can become bothersome themselves.

4.  Prepare the room. Select a suitable room where you will contain the pets for the duration of the fireworks. An inner room that is least impacted by the noise is ideal. It should be a room that you can close off to prevent your pet from running about the house and injuring itself, wrecking furniture, etc. If you have more than one pet, be sure they don’t mind being confined in the same room, or select several rooms for different pets. For example, dogs and cats will usually appreciate being kept separate.

  • Make the room cozy. Put down familiar, clean bedding somewhere pleasant such as under a table, on or behind a chair, etc. Add some familiar chew toys, scratch pads, balls, etc., to keep your pets amused and distracted.
  • Ensure that the room temperature is pleasant; warm if it’s cold weather, or cool if it’s hot weather.
  • Consider whether sound might be soothing. If your pet is used to music, turn some on at normal volume. Also, the sound of rainwater is very soothing to pets.
  • Use lavender. This is optional, but you might like to use lavender scented items to help calm your pet. Use a spray or gently bruise the leaves and flowers of some fresh plants. Just make sure that it’s out of reach of your pet. Using heated scent oils or incense is not recommended as a frantic pet can knock them over and start a fire or injure themselves.
  • Add a litter tray for cats.
  • Remove any sharp items from the room in case your pet starts jumping or running around.

5.  Prepare yourself. In the desire to ease our pet’s pain, sometimes we can transfer some of our anxiety and upset to the pet. If you’ve prepared properly in advance, there is no need to feel upset and worried as you can be reassured about the safety of your pet.

  • Realize that the startled and frantic reactions of your pet are often the principal source of your own upset.  Being ready for their reactions can help to keep you calm as well.


6.  Confine your pet.
 Half an hour to an hour before the fireworks are due to be set off, place your pet into the chosen room. If you’re concerned about not being able to locate your pet (for example, cats aren’t always easy to find), consider finding your pet several hours earlier. Mealtime is a good time to round up every pet, provided it falls before the fireworks are set off. If your dog needs a walk, be sure to walk her before confining her.

  • Even if your pet is caged, place it into the secure and comfortable room you’ve selected.
  • If your pet is a horse or other farm animal, make sure it has clean bedding and is inside the stable or barn.

7.  Provide food and hydration. Be sure to leave sufficient water and food for your pet in the confinement space. Many pets will be uneasy, or even frantic. If your pet has access to water, it will help calm him, and food supplied in your pet’s regular portion will make him feel like it’s a normal day.

8.  Keep an eye on your pet, and if possible, stay with her. Comfort her and talk to her. Be friendly but don’t fuss over her too much; this can increase her anxiety if she picks up on yours and can reward and encourage fearful behavior.  If it’s not possible to stay with her, (perhaps because you’re out or busy (you may be at the firework display), don’t worry – the previous steps should ensure that your pet has been adequately cared for.

  • Allow your pet to hide somewhere in the room if wished. It’s your pet’s way of coping (a “bolthole”)  and dragging them out of a safe spot can increase their anxiety levels. Don’t fuss over her too much.

9.  Check on your pet after the fireworks. Reassure him and remove the protection (blankets, etc.) as long as you’re sure that the loud fireworks are over. Let him have free run of the house to see how he behaves before considering letting him return outside (it might be best to wait until morning, if possible). Check for signs of stress in your pet:[6]

  • For cats, signs of stress include running away, soiling the house, hiding away and refusing to eat.
  • For dogs, signs of stress include barking a lot, running away, soiling the house, hiding and cowering, clinging to owners, whimpering, trembling and shaking, pacing and panting, and refusing to eat.
  • If your pet is stressed, keep him indoors overnight. Keep a litter tray somewhere in the house, or walk a dog after the fireworks but don’t let him off his harness and be sure to stay with him the whole time.

10.  Do a yard sweep before letting your pets back outside. Collect any sparklers, firecrackers, etc., as well as party items and broken objects. This will prevent your pet from being injured by unfamiliar objects.

 

 

 

IMPD East District 8th Annual Community Day

 

Near Eastside Soccer Alliance

So much World Cup excitement is happening this summer! Make sure to get your kids signed up for our Fall soccer leagues which start at the end of August.

Online registrations: http://neareastsoccer.com/

In Person registrations:
Shepherd Community Center
4107 E. Washington St.
July 16th
8 – 10am

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
727 N. Oriental
July 26th
9am – noon

 

Feast of Lanterns Vendors

Are you interested in being a vendor for the 2014 NESCO Feast of Lanterns on August 23? Please sign up on our website: http://nescocommunity.org/vendors

IPL Project Greenspace Grants

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is offering Project Greenspace grants to neighbors and community organizations. If you have a project idea, head on over to their website to see how you can apply for these grants. The deadline to apply is July 11th!

For more info check out the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Website.  http://www.kibi.org/programs/beautification/project-greenspace/

 Individual Development Accounts – John H. Boner Community Center

Rolling Roll Calls

Many NESCO neighborhoods have held IMPD rolling roll calls in their neighborhoods.  These roll calls may (but do not have to)  include food and beverages, a block party, and/or getting neighbors out to meet with IMPD officers in the neighborhood.

If you wish to host a rolling roll call event in your neighborhood, please contact Steve Talley at Steve.Talley@indy.gov

Emerson Heights Rolling Roll Call/Block Party

St. Clair Place Rolling Roll Call

Clogged Sewer Drains

With all of the rain happening this spring/summer, please call Citizens Energy Group to report clogged sewer inlets –

317-924-3311 ext. 2

NESCO Calendar

Make sure to check out the NESCO Calendar on their website http://nescocommunity.org for more events and information.

Neighborhood Notes – 5/6/14

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Happy Spring!

It’ feels like a long time coming but Spring is finally here!  Tis the season for lots of neighborhood events.  Make sure to check out all of the ones included below.  If you have events you’d like to submit, please email them to me at mfetter@jhbcc.org.  This blog updates every 2 weeks with great information and events so stay tuned for more!

Want more to do??? Make sure to head over to the NESCO Calendar for other things like neighborhood meetings, events, and information as well.  Submit your own events by clicking “Submit your Event!” on the top left of the page.

Also, get out and vote today in primary elections!  Here’s a link to find your local polling place through the Voter Information Portal.

Thanks!

Megan

 

 

Holy Cross Health Fair

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Gas Station Hearing Tomorrow – Please note this has been cancelled.  Petition withdrawn!

Come out to support your neighbors in Englewood tomorrow.  The hearing to fight the appeal for gas station/c-store at the SE corner of NY & Rural is tomorrow, May 7th at 1pm. PLEASE recruit as many folks as possible to join us at the City County Building – 2nd floor Public Assembly room.  Englewood neighbors, businesses, and organizations in the area are against this gas station/convenience store for a number of reasons.

1.  It encourages crime

2. It encourages litter

3.  Those who live in the area are opposed to it

4.  Would make the intersection dangerous for pedestrians, bikers, those who ride the bus and who drive

5.  It is not neighborhood-friendly development

6.  It does not fall in line with the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan.

If you can make it for the hearing tomorrow afternoon, Englewood and NESCO would greatly appreciate the help. The more people who show up the more the hearing examiners will know that the neighborhood is against this development.

 

Oxford Place Senior Apartments Planning Sessions

TONIGHT is the first of 4 public neighborhood planning sessions for the new Oxford Place Senior Apartments to be located at the old Crown Laundry Site. Your input and participation is needed to help create a developement that is in line with what we want as a neighborhood – this is the time for your voice to be heard! Tonight, May 6th atEnglewood Christian Church – Indianapolis

The meeting tonight will take place from 6:30 – 8pm

Emerson Heights Meet and Greet

We have decided to change this month’s meeting to a casual Meet & Greet at Si Greene’s Pub. A few announcements will be made and the rest will all be about getting to know one another better. Please come and meet some neighbors!  May 15th 6:30 – 8pm

 

Emerson Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale

Emerson Heights neighborhood will be holding their annual Yard Sale Saturday June 7th.  If you are an Emerson Heights resident and would like more information.  Head over to their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/26566018940/ 

Woodruff Place Flea Market

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Windsor Park & Art Up for NUVO Nomination

Windsor Park is listed on Nuvo’s best of as a contender for Best Up and Comin’ Neighborhood (under social) AND the artwork Sundial-Flatland is listed under the Best New Public Art category (under arts) so please head over to Nuvo and vote! http://nuvo.secondstreetapp.com/2014-Best-of-Indy-Voting/Ballot/ArtsandEntertainment

 

Face Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

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IMPD Community Day

IMPD is hosting a community day at Brookside park for the East District July 9th from 10am – 2pm.  Come out and meet our neighborhood officers!  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  You can also go here for updates https://www.facebook.com/events/1453189984912858/

NESCO Calendar

Did you know that we provide a NESCO Community Calendar on our website? Check it out! http://nescocommunity.org/calendar

Each calendar event allows you to place a map and event link that will download the details right to your mobile device or Google Calendar – automatically!

You’ll find an exhaustive list of events, meetings and training sessions.

You can also submit your NESCO area event to the calendar by filling out the information on the following page:
http://nescocommunity.org/events/event-submission-form/

 

Rivoli Theatre Roof Project

It’s Finished!  Another momentous day in Rivoli Theatre Indianapolis history! Our roof rehabilitation over the theatre section is complete! Many, many thanks to the East 10th Street Civic Association’s partnership with: Rivoli Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Indiana Landmarks City of Indianapolis – Mayor Greg Ballard, Kemna Restoration & Construction, Danco Roofing, Silver Creek Engineering, Keystone Construction, and Rottmann Collier Architects Inc.!

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Celebrate Irvington

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Mr Daniel at Tin Comet Coffee

Mr. Daniel will be in this coming Saturday for a spectacular children’s music performance! Saturday at 10:30am at Tin Comet Coffee – where there’s always exciting events happening!  

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Neighborhood Bicycle Repair

Ready to do your shopping on 2 wheels? Pogue’s Run Grocer’s own Wolfgang is starting a bike repair business. Tuesdays from noon to 6pm, visit Wolfgang’s Wheel Service Tin Comet Coffee.

Email Wolfgang about services: wolfgangswheels@yahoo.com

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Cottage Home, Home and Garden Tour

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association hosts the 30th Anniversary Home & Garden Tour and a Friday night evening Twilight Reception.

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association invites the public to explore their historic neighborhood located just northeast of downtown. The 2014 tour celebrates the neighborhood association’s successful thirty years of neighborhood redevelopment. The weekend kicks-off on Friday, May 16 with a twilight reception and behind-the-scenes tour showcasing four historic homes near the corners of Dorman and St. Clair Streets. Partiers will enjoy wine and gourmet appetizers created by Chef Rebecca Hostetter of Duos and listen to live music provided by neighborhood musicians.

The twilight tour reception is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 6:00-9:00p.m. with reservations due by May 12. The $50 reception cost includes a ticket for the weekend home tour.

The home and garden tour is Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are available for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at any of the tour homes.

This year’s tour will also include a Vintage & Artisan Market in the community space.  Local artists from in and around the Cottage Home neighborhood will be gathered in the community space on Highland Avenue during this year’s Home Tour. Join our collaboration of vendors on Saturday, May 17th & Sunday, May 18th from 10am-5pm. The community space is located just south of E. St. Clair St., between Dorman St. and Highland Ave. The Artisan Market is a FREE event.

More info and tickets can be found on the Eventbrite Page

 

 

 

Neighborhood Notes 3/12/14

3 East Race Series – Today is the last day for early registration!!!

 

3 Near East Side 5K’s for ONLY $45 (before December 15th)! One click, one price, three great races.

3 East Side races are partnering up to provide three great opportunities to rejuvenate your body and our neighborhood. Run/Walk Race for Roofs on March 29th, Brookside Bash Color Dash on May 17th, and the Arsenal Run/Walk on September 20th.

Register today for the $45 race series at http://2014raceforroofs.eventbrite.com

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit – Thursday Night!

The next neighborhood summit where our neighborhood manages our quality of life plan is THIS Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 – 8pm at the Spades Park Library.  Anyone who lives, works, worships, and is generally interested in the Near Eastside is welcome to attend.  For more information, please see the Event Website.

NESCO PI Day

Friday March 14, 2014

6:30PM
Commonwealth Gym. (parking in rear)
23 N. Rural St. 46201

Join your neighbors for our 5th Annual NESCO PI (pie) Day.
Pie, ice cream and beverages for sale to enjoy. Music and games and more

Tickets Only $3.14, Kids 10 and under Free
Pie with Ice Cream only 3.14

Pie contest.

Celebrity Judges:

City Council President
Maggie Lewis,
Director of Special Programming for the Clerks office,
Myla Eldridge,
Pastor Tom Eden from Woodruff Pl Baptist Church and more to come.

Enter your granny’s secret Pie for a prize. Pie entry cost is π^2($9.86)

Entries are judged on over all taste, complexity, uniqueness AND largest percentage of ingredients purchased at the Pogues Run Grocer (keep your receipts). http://poguesrungrocer.org/

Click here for Entry Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwFoCf1tWMhLdkwwajd4NC02b0U/edit?usp=sharing

For questions or info on Pie Contest please contact Zach Adamson at Indyjeepboy@aol.com

Also, stay informed on information via the PI Day Facebook page.

Goals for Indy

Goals for Indy Near Eastside Locations

Englewood Christian Church   57 N. Rural

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center  727 N. Oriental

Paramount School of Excellence  3020 Nowland Ave.

O’Bannon Soccer Fields (close to the neighborhood!)  16th and Monon Trail

 

Kessler Lecture – April 16th

The George Kessler Plan for Indianapolis: The Past as Guide for the Future.

Free lectures by Kurt Culbertson and James Fadely.

Culbertson, Chairman and CEO of Design Workshop in Aspen, CO, focuses on history and contemporary relevance of George Kessler’s interconnected park and boulevard design for the capital city.

James Fadely discusses Thomas Taggart, Mayor of Indianapolis from 1895-1901 and father of Indianapolis’s public parks system. Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis. 5:30 pm bar, 6 pm lecture. Online registration requested.

Kessler Bike Tour – April 19th

George Kessler designed an extensive system of parks and boulevards in Indianapolis that remains in use today and contributes to a growing network of bike paths. As a continuation of the lecture, staged with support from Hoosier Rails to Trails Council and Indiana Trails Fund, our bike tour begins and ends at Riverside Park Recreation Center, 2420 E. Riverside Drive, emphasizing Kessler-designed parks and boulevards dotted with architectural gems.

Bike tours will begin at 9, 9:15  and 9:30 a.m. in groups of 15.

We’ll be cycling rain or shine unless weather is treacherous. Participants supply their own bikes (helmet required).

 

* Route is approximately 10-12 miles and includes the historic Taggart Memorial Arch in Riverside Park and heads east along Fall Creek Parkway, south on the Monon Trail to Brookside Park and back to Riverside along the Cultural Trail and the White River Trail.  Along the way, we’ll stop to discuss city history and preservation issues related to George Kessler’s system of parks, parkways and boulevards.

 

IMPD East District Community Day

On behalf of Commander James Waters of the Indianapolis Metropolitan police Department East District.  We are in the process of organizing our 8th Annual Community Day. Which will be held on Wednesday July 9th, 2014 from 10: am -2:00pm on the Grounds of Brookside Park in front of the Recreation Center located at Olney/Brookside Parkway S. Dr.

Community Day is an opportunity for the officers that serve the citizens of East District to say thank you for the community’s support throughout the year for their assistance in fighting crime.  Citizens have the opportunity to meet the police officers who patrol their communities and businesses as well as visiting the many displays from our department and other agencies as well.  In addition this year we will partner with Indy Parks to ensure our little citizens interact with the police and community.

This event is completely free to the public and is not possible without help and donations from our community partners.  To ensure IMPD East District Community Day is successful.  We would like to garner the input of our East District citizens for this community event.

If you have ideas or would like to be on the community day committee it would speak volumes.  We need innovative citizens with ideas, access to possible vendors, donors, donations, are if you would like to be a part of making this a great event for all.

 

Please Contact Officer Sherron Franklin by email at sherron.franklin@indy.gov

Office 317-327-6229

Cell 317-416-4520

Great Indy Clean-UP April 5th

Several neighborhoods and organizations are getting out in their communities on April 5th for the next Great Indy Clean-Up.  Make sure you check with your neighborhood association/block club to see if you can volunteer for this great event.  You can also volunteer with organizations like the East 10th Street Civic Association who is getting out in the 10th & Rural area to clean up that intersection.

Neighborhood Meetings

To find out when your neighborhood is meeting, check out the NESCO website and click on “neighborhoods.”

Neighborhood News – 3/5/13

Trolley that ran along 10th Street until it was retired in 1953.  Photo courtesy of Emerson Heights Neighborhood.

5th Annual PI Day!

PI Day

PI Day Entry Form

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Feast of Lanterns Workshops

Come out and make a lantern that will be auctioned off at the Feast on August 24th.   It’s fun and not as hard as you think.  Workshops run from now until the Feast and are on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month.  You don’t have to attend every single workshop in order to participate but plan on at least 3 or 4 in order to make a lantern.  There are about 5 months to go, so lots of time to participate!

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Children’s Bureau, Inc.

CBI offers FREE case work for any family as long as the family is not involved with CPS, the juvenile courts, and healthy families.  Case work means they will teach families about resources and how to utilize them.  Any family that needs help with food, uniforms, shelter, health care, etc. can utilize case work.  To refer a client please contact Satin Howard at showard@chilensbureau.org and please go check out their web site at www.childrensbureau.org

Accepting Applications Online Through March 15th (Click here for online form)

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2013 School on Wheels Education Champion Award

Award Background

Many educators, both traditional and non-traditional, often work long hours with minimal recognition.  Over the years, the staff at School on Wheels has partnered with inspiring educators, youth workers, social workers, and volunteers whose focus is to help students excel in school and life.  The Education Champion award will recognize an individual who has devoted his or her time, expertise, and focus in supporting youth and championing education.  This individual will stand out among their peers as a passionate, dedicated educator.

Criteria

A Nominee for the Education Champion will fill the following criteria:

  • Work as a traditional or non-traditional educator including: tutor, teacher, social worker, volunteer, youth worker, clergy, mentor, etc…  The focus of his or her work must be educational and illustrate a direct impact on youth.
  • Have five or more years of experience working with youth in education.
  • Be willing to participate in a phone interview.
  • Agree to an on-line background check.
  • Be an Indiana resident.
  • May not be a current School on Wheels employee, current School on Wheels volunteer, or an immediate relative of a current School on Wheels employee.
  • Provide one reference from an individual or coworker impacted by this person’s service. (Finalists)
  • Be available to attend the April 26th Education Celebration awards.
  • Share his or her story on how he or she used the $1,000 education award to be recorded and featured at a future Education Celebration award ceremony and in other media at School on Wheels’ discretion.

Award Benefits

  • Public recognition at a live awards program (2013 Education Celebration) and in the media
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Education Celebration
  • A $1,000 monetary award to use toward furthering the educational work and impact for which they were recognized

Process and Timeline

Nominations can be submitted at http://www.indyschoolonwheels.org/educationchampion through March 15th.  Candidates may self-nominate.  A panel of independent judges will evaluate the nominations.  Finalists will be interviewed by phone April 12th-15th.  The award recipient will be notified by April 18th and honored at the Education Celebration on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Event Information

Celebrate the power of education!  The Education Celebration will recognize individuals and organizations that have made an impact on education and School on Wheel sin the past year.  Over 500 attendees will gather to honor the good work of the Education Champion, a corporate partner, tutor, tutoring team, and philanthropist.

Date and Time:  Friday, April 26th, 2013, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location:  The Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library

For more information please see their website http://www.indyschoolonwheels.org/educationchampion/

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Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Indiana

BBBS of CI reported that there are 200 children on the near east side just waiting for an adult to step up and be a Big for them.  Being a Big is EASY and usually gives more than it takes.  Being a Big spends a little time with their little usually once or twice a month and you get a support match specialist to help you with pesky details like what to do and what happens if something strange happens.  BBBSCI gets lots of free and discount tickets to do lots of things but Littles would be thrilled just to go hang out.  MEN we REALLY need you.  Most of those 200 are boys looking for a positive male role model.  And if you are in an established relationship you can become a Big Couple as well.  If you personally can’t do this, then you can check out the attached flier and invite BBBSCI to go to your church, social club, sports team, or work to invite people there to work with the kids.  Feel free to contact

Neal Gore
Match Support Specialist
ngore@bbbsci.org
317.472.3740

or Laura Halt (information below)

bbbs

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IMPD Crime Viewer

IMPD has a new mapping tool that allows you to enter your address and identify crimes, locations, and dates. You can sort by distance from your home, periods of time, and types of crime.   It is simple to use and should give neighbors a better sense of what is happening around them.  The link below will take you to the website:

http://maps.indy.gov/MapIndy/Index.html?theme=crimeviewer

You can also access map tools for Rebuild Indy, Zoning, and other city functions from this site.

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Transportation Confabulation

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Neighborhood News – 2/19/13

Thank you!!!

A big thank you to everyone who came out and participated in NESCO Congress this past Saturday!  Special thanks to all of our speakers and facilitators for sharing their information and assistance with our discussions.

Save the date for the next Neighborhood Summit – June 8, 2013

More details will follow in the next couple of months.

-Megan

Congrats to Paramount School of Excellence!

PSOE is awarded the Innovation Fund Grant

PSOE was announced as a winner of the 2012-13 Innovation Fund Grant by the Indiana Department of Education. This prestigious grant will enable the school to complete its 2nd discovery room. This room will include a Digital Learning Space, a Solar System Room, and a Planetarium in the existing Title I Room. The renderings below represent the preliminary design of this exciting new space!

For more pictures of the exciting new space like the one below – head over to their website http://www.paramountindy.org/news-events/news/

IPS Quarterly Parent Advisory Council Meeting

Retiring Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene G. White will host a Parents Advisory Council meeting Thursday, February 21, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services, 120 East Walnut Street. Free surface parking will be available on the north side of the building.

Dr. White hosts these quarterly meetings to share district information and answer questions from parents and community members. The meeting is free and open to the public.

IPS Board Invites Public to Open House Before February 26 Meeting

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners will host a Community Open House on February 26 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services,120 East Walnut Street. Free surface parking will be available on the north side of the building.

The Open House offers the community and board members an opportunity to meet and discuss a variety of issues. Refreshments will be served and musical entertainment will be provided by the Tech Choir.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the board will meet in its Action Session, also open to the public.

2013 Neighbor Power Gathering

Please save the date for the 2013 Neighbor Power! Gathering to Inspire Great Indy Neighborhoods on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  At this event, residents and community partners from neighborhoods across Indianapolis will gather to talk about ways we can make our city an even better place to live, work, and play, celebrating what happens when we work together.  The daylong even will take place at Marian University, and will include awards program, discussions and workshops on neighborhood issues, led by neighbors.  Look forward to seeing you there!  Call INRC at 920-0330, or email us at np2013@inrc.org for more information, and be on the lookout for workshop and award nomination opportunities!

Rivoli Revue

We are only 15 days away from the Rivoli Revue! Buy tickets from a board member, online at http://rivolirevue.eventbrite.com/ or at the door of Indiana Landmarks on Saturday, March 2nd. Doors will open at 6:00pm and live performances will start at 6:30pm.

Indianapolis Crime Watch

Want to stay connected to IMPD and crime watch happenings?

Facebook:  IMPD News

East District Crime Watch Home Page:  http://www.indy.gov/CrimeWatch/IMPDDistricts/EastDistrict/Pages/DistrictHome.aspx

Crime Reports:  http://www.indy.gov/CrimeWatch/CrimeReports/Pages/CrimeReports.aspx

East District Task Force Meetings:

March 13th                     2 – 3:30pm

April 10th                       6:30 – 8pm

May 8th                           2 – 3:30pm

June 12th                        6:30 – 8pm

July 10th                         2 – 3:30pm(If East District Community Day is held on this day in July, this meeting will be cancelled)

August 14th                   6:30 – 8pm

September 11th            2 – 3:30pm

October 9th                    6:30 – 8pm

November 13th            2 – 3:30pm

December                       No Meeting

These are informational meetings held at your Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Departmetn East District Headquarters to enhance communications between your police officers, city agencies, businesses, and residences.  These meetings are open to the public.

Any questions or suggestions, please contact Officer Tammie Peters 327-6267 or email Tammie.Peters@indy.gov

Did you know you have three ways to submit anonymous crime tips to police?

Text: “INDYCS” + your tip to 274637 (Crimes)

Online: CrimeTips.org

Call (317) 262-8477 (TIPS) or 800-222-8477 (TIPS)

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I•AD catalyzes housing and real estate development on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis—fostering collaborative efforts to achieve comprehensive community development.

Since our founding in 2003, I•AD has worked to build its capacity and to catalyze positive development on the Near Eastside.  From 2003 to 2007, I•AD operated through a volunteer Board and to establish a vision for its future development. The launch of the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) and the creation of a Quality of Life Plan developed by Near Eastside stakeholders provided direction and clear action steps for the organization. The concept of comprehensive community development is the impetus for I•AD.

I•AD’s bylaws ensure that 66% of I•AD’s Board of Directors live or work in I•AD’s service area and that at least 51% of I•AD’s Board members must be residents of the Near Eastside.

Over the past four years, I•AD has focused its work in the St. Clair Place Neighborhood, working to implement a neighborhood revitalization strategy, including the development of housing units for rent and for sale, the remediation of a brownfield, and the creation of public spaces.  This work also included the construction of St. Clair Senior Apartments, providing thirty-three units of senior housing and 4,000 of commercial space.

In 2013 I•AD will continue to focus its development work in the Housing Tax Increment Financing District (HoTIF).  However, we hope to build on our existing efforts to work with neighborhoods outside the HoTIF by documenting need and opportunities to support local, grassroots development.

To this end, we have developed a vacant/abandoned housing and infrastructure survey.  We hope to document the entire Near Eastside, map this information, and work with neighborhood associations and other groups to use this data to advocate for investment from the City of Indianapolis, from non-profit and for-profit developers, and from fellow neighborhood residents.  This survey will be available as we get closer to the date of the event.

House Before, During & After

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house after

We need your help to advocate for your neighborhood!

The forthcoming survey will guide you and your neighbors in this work, and our goal is to apply the same standard to properties throughout your neighborhood and the entire Near Eastside.

These are some things to look for:

  • Fire damage
  • Collapsing structure
  • Broken windows (boarded or not boarded)
  • High grass and weeds
  • Cracked Foundation
  • For sale or rent sign
  • Damaged roof and/or siding

There are also infrastructure problems or opportunities that need to be identified. This can include but is not limited to:

  • Cracking in pavement
  • Patching
  • Pot holes
  • Sidewalk displacement
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • No curb
  • Vegetation over-growth

How can you help?

What?          “Blitz Day”

During this day, neighborhood residents will help us assess housing and infrastructure in your neighborhoods!

When?                   Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 9:00a.m.

We will start the day with more detailed instructions and then break out into our groups. Each neighborhood will do their own assessments and then return the information collected to Indy-east Asset Development.

Why?           Map investment potential!

Indy-east Asset Development will map this information to be used to guide and encourage future investment.

 

Neighborhood Meetings (Upcoming)

2/19          Spades Park           Spades Park Library          6 – 7:30pm

2/20          Windsor Park       Spades Park Library           6 – 7:30pm

2/21           Grace Tuxedo       Tuxedo Park Baptist          6:30 – 8pm

2/26           NESCO Board Mtg.           Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center         6:30 – 8pm

2/27           TEAR United        Family Bible Baptist Church        6:30 – 8pm

Neighborhood Notes – 10/9/12

Notices

Important Information!!

Today is the last day to register to vote!

Voter Registration

Important Voter Registration Dates:

  • May 22, 2012: Voter Registation Opens
  • October 9, 2012: Voter Registration Closes for November 2012 General Election
  • November 6, 2012: General Election Day
  • December 3, 2012: Voter Registration Opens

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines.

You have the right to vote in Indiana, if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Register to vote online by visiting http://www.indianavoters.com/.  Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, http://www.indianavoters.com/ provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who’s on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

For more information, please see the Indiana Secretary of State, Election Division website. 

Polling Locations

To find your polling location for the general election, visit the Voter Information Portal for the State of Indiana.

Consider offering rides to neighbors if your normal polling place is under construction!  Make it a voting event no matter your political affiliation!

Indy Rezone

Tell Us What You Want Indy!!!

What do You want for your community and how do You want it done?

It’s not everyday that the collective “we” can share our ideas and concerns with respect to how our community should look, feel and function in the future.  The Indy Rezone Team is asking the public to help generate ideas about how to make new development and redevelopment more sustainable, livable, and adaptable through zoning and development regulations, but we need your help to get as

many people to attend this first round of public listening sessions as possible!

•         Patrick, forward to your colleagues and friends
•         Like us on facebook  and follow us on twitter
•         Include in a newsletter or blog – perhaps with an ad or graphic

Here’s a sample post for your personal FB page: Want to influence what Indy will look like in 2030? Join me at Indy Rezone’s Public Listening Sessions Oct 10th or Oct 16th http://indyrezone.org

Each of the remaining sessions will begin with an open house from 5:00 – 6:00 PM; followed by a formal presentation and facilitated exercise from 6:00 – 7:00 PM; and end with an open house from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 10 @ North Central High School, Cafeteria (1801 East 86th Street) enter Doors 1, 2 & 4.
Served by IndyGo Route 18.

Tuesday, October 16 @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Student Center (1400 E Hanna Avenue) from Hanna Ave go north on Campus Drive. Served by IndyGo Routes 22 and 31.

All residents, business owners, elected and appointed city officials, neighborhood leaders, developers, and other area stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Transformational Projects for Your Neighborhood!

A request for proposals
2012-13

Public Allies Indianapolis, a signature AmeriCorps program administered by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, is looking for neighborhood based projects in Indianapolis neighborhoods that its members (called Public Allies) can help create, implement, and evaluate over an eight month period. The types of projects of interest are those that seek to strengthen a neighborhood by accessing the assets in the neighborhood and build on those assets to increase the neighborhood’s quality of life in some way. In exchange these projects would allow Public Allies to practice the skills that they bring, or that they have newly acquired while in the Public Ally program. Also, the projects provide an opportunity for the Public Allies to experience working with people different from them in a team environment to fulfill a common goal.

If you would like more information or to submit a proposal by October 15, 2012, please see the announcement located here.

2012 Transformational Projects   

Better Buildings Sweeps Fall Fiesta Contest!

Grand Prize

A fiesta with food catered by a Near Eastside Mexican restaurant (valued up to $400)

About the Contest
We give FREE upgrades to Near Eastside homes to make them more energy efficient and to lower residents’ utility bills.  We’re currently accepting applications, and we need your help!  By taking part in our contest, you can help your neighbors receive important upgrades to their homes, and you can also win a party for your group/organization!

How to Win
The Grand Prize winner must gather a minimum of 40 completed applications.  The contestant with the most applications above 40 by 5pm on November 30th will win the contest.

Contest Dates
Mandatory information sessions for contestants will be held October 8th through October 12th (see schedule below). Applications will be distributed to contestants at the info session.  Contestants may begin soliciting applications on October 15th and must return all applications by November 30th.  Winners will be announced December 7th.

How to Sign Up
Contact Rachel Mattingly at 317-808-2385 or rmattingly@jhbcc.org to RSVP for one of the below information sessions. All info sessions will take place at the Better Buildings office at the John H. Boner Community Center at 2236 E. 10thStreet.  If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please contact us to let us know.

  • Monday Oct. 8, 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday Oct. 9, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday Oct. 10, 6-7pm
  • Thursday Oct. 11, 6-7pm
  • Friday Oct. 12, 10-11am

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a nonprofit or community group (church, school, neighborhood association, etc.) on the Near Eastside
  • Must notify Better Buildings Sweeps representatives of intention to compete by October 12, 2012
  • Must attend an info session with a Sweeps representative

For More Information Contact
Rachel Mattingly, Program Manager
317-808-2385
rmattingly@jhbcc.org

Neighborhood Walking Tours!

The Civic Association is coordinating a neighborhood walking tour with several neighborhoods to the 10 East Biz District at 10th & Rural. Windsor Park neighborhood has

been chosen as one of the select neighborhoods. This is an opportunity for residents, old and new, to get to know their neighborhood and neighborhood-serving businesses better. The tour will also feature a visit to see the progress at the Clifford Corners development at 10th & Oakland.
Theme: “What interesting and unique treasures can you find in your neighborhood?” – a scavenger hunt theme

Date/Time: Wednesday 10/24/2012 @ 6pm

Meeting Place: Pogue’s Run Grocer parking lot
Details: We’ll walk the 10 East Biz District so that participants can visit their local businesses and find what treasures are located in their neighborhood. The treasures participants find along the tour route and in businesses will be the answers to the scavenger hunt questions. There will be prizes for individuals with the most correct answers.

Additionally, there will be a friendly competition amongst the participating neighborhoods. The neighborhood with the most attendees at their selected neighborhood tour will get to feature a neighborhood message on the Moon Block Building message board. Be sure to spread the word to your neighbors!

East 10th Street Civic Association – www.civicassoc.org

IMPD East District Taskforce Meeting

10/10/12        6:30pm

11/14/12         6:30pm

Please feel free to direct your inquires about or suggestions for future topic discussions to: Officer Tammie Peters, Community Relations Officer at 327-6267 or Tammie.Peters@indy.gov

East District Headquarters
201 North Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Phone: (317) 327-6200

Cottage Home Neighborhood Block Party

Saturday, October 13, 5 – 11pm

Cottage Home Park – 723 Dorman Street

John H. Boner Community Center Harvest Celebration

Saturday, November 10, 6:30 – 10pm

Marian, Inc.

For more information, see the John H. Boner Community Center website.

Brookside Elementary School #54

Community Council Meeting

Friday October 12,  10 – 11:15am

For more information, please contact Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator, at srichardson@jhbcc.org.

Neighborhood Meetings

10/17  Windsor Park     6 – 7:30pm     Spades Park Branch Library

10/18  Emerson Heights     6:30 – 8pm     Wallace Street Evangelical Church

10/18  Holy Cross   7 – 8pm   Redevelopment Group Building

10/23  NESCO Board Meeting      6:30 – 8pm     Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Safety/IMPD Notes

IMPD East District Taskforce Meeting

Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm
Eastgate mall South entrance
Police – Fire – Homeland Security – EMS – Animal Care and Control – Public Safety Communications

IMPD Community Day

IMPD East District is having their 6th annual Community Day, Saturday, Sept.15th @ Crossroads Bible College @ 601 N Shortridge Rd from 10:00am-1:00pm. Activities include: Awesome Music, Tons of Giveaways, Fun Games, Prizes. All IMPD Special Units: Mounted Patrol, Canine Unit and Bomb Squad. plus Food & Drinks, Educational info, IFD Activities and Health Screenings. There will be no rain date.